MEDIA ADVISORY: Combatting online hate


Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett, Director of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute (CRFI), is scheduled to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The committee is studying how to combat the spread of online hatred. Rev. Dr. Bennett's testimony will draw on his personal expertise as director of the CRFI and his deep knowledge of religious discrimination issues in Canada and around the world. He will be available to the media following his committee appearance.

Who:    Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett, Director – Cardus Religious Freedom Institute

What:   Appearance before House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 9:45 to 10:45am ET

Where: Room 325, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks Street

Why:     To deliver expert testimony on combating the spread of online hatred


Daniel Proussalidis
 Cardus - Director of Communications
 613.241.4500 x.508

About the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute

The CRFI researches Canadian religious freedom issues in order to educate Canadians and to strengthen the national network of religious freedom advocates. Central to the Institute’s work is the understanding that religious freedom is the fundamental right of all people, their communities, and their institutions to live out their most deeply held beliefs in both public and private contexts without interference from the state or other authorities. To learn more, visit the Cardus website.


Cardus is a non-partisan think tank dedicated to clarifying and strengthening, through research and dialogue, the ways in which society's institutions can work together for the common good.